A rare 1968 CBS Television Network special designed to promote the network's fall schedule. Shows promoted include: "Mayberry R.F.D.", "Lancer", "The Good Guys", "Blondie" and "Hawaii Five-O". Out of these, "Blondie" was the biggest failure (lasting 13 episodes), while "Hawaii Five-O" was the most successful (lasting 284 episodes). Please forgive the VHS-transfer. This Promo-Special is presented here for historical value.
Also, this special runs for 21 minutes, so what the heck was in the other 9 minutes? Couldn't have been commercials, as there were very strict laws on how much advertising could appear during prime time programming (these restrictions, curiously, were much less strict with daytime TV, with some shows being entire plugs for the sponsor).
Also, since the shows promoted obviously cannot be uploaded here, this fall-preview special is the next best thing.
January 27, 2015 Subject:
This "preview" was distributed to local affiliates for airing just before CBS' new season began on September 23, 1968. Each "preview" was also designed to be shown individually, at the station's option. "THE DORIS DAY SHOW" preview is missing from this print.....otherwise, the full running time of the special would have been around 26 minutes [without commercials]. Art Gilmore is the announcer for just about every preview.....
October 22, 2012 Subject:
I remember all these shows. No matter how it appears even "Blondie" was better than "The Good Guys". "TGG" was the WORST show I think I ever sat through, even the usually good Joyce Van Patton was awful---like the talent-free Bob Denver rubbed off on her or something. Yuck!
August 24, 2009 Subject:
What those 9 missing minutes contained
I know why this runs 9 minutes short. For some reason, this is missing a segment on another new CBS show that debuted in 1968: "The Doris Day Show". There originally might have also been a piece devoted to "Here's Lucy".
Think this is a little bit short because in the late 60s,these CBS preview shows were usually hosted by a local TV personality.Around here it was Woodrow the Woodsman.They would take up part of the half hour.Some good shows,notably Lancer and The Good Guys.